Today I wanted to talk about some positive stuff. You know, Christmas is coming, there is only happiness around… Well, unfortunately not. For me, it was very tough day. Not because it was too much to do or something like this. Just one of those days, when you are waking up and everything annoys you. And by everything, I mean EVERYTHING.
I don’t experience a lot of this kind of days to often, but when they are coming… just make sure you are as far from me as possible 😉 You know, for safety reasons.
Of course I am joking. Even during tough days, I’m trying not to react on innocent people around me. When I was a child, it was almost impossible. I used to argue with everyone who appeared on my way. I will be honest with you: I didn’t care, how much I am hurting my family and friends at that time. It was just coming, making huge mess in my life and going away next day. My mood used to come to norm, I was a very positive person again.
However, all mess around haven’t disappeared with my bad day. All unnecessary arguments, upset people and bad emotions stayed. Usually it wasn’t that easy to repair everything, as it was to ruin it. Some of my friends weren’t so willing to forgive me straight away (and let’s be honest, I could understand this).
That’s why I’ve understood, that I need to find some way, to keep myself away from hurting people, just because it is not my day. And here are some tips, for those days:
1. If you don’t have to go anywhere, stay at home
I know, it seems very obvious, but (especially when I was much younger) I used to agree to meet my friends, even though I knew how it is going to end. After I understood, that one day alone will be the best solution. A cup of tea and coffee can change a lot, believe me.
2. Use you headphones
Do you remember point 1? Of course you do, you’ve just red it. I know you might thing something similar to “Right, and what about all my responsibilities?”. We all know, that very often we can’t stay at home. We need to go to work, do some shopping, pick up kids from school, etc. List seems to be endless (what by the way annoys you even more 😉 ). Solution of this might be very simple: just use your headphones, as much as you can. Put some relaxing, cheering music on and carry on. It’s just one day, isn’t it? After everything is going to come back to norm. But you should remember about some basic rules of behavior, so you are not going to offend anyone. Just make some excuse when people are talking to each other and you don’t participate any way. Something like: “I am sorry, but I have headache (or anything else) and I just need a little time on my own. Do you mind if I’ll just put my headphones for a while?”. Mostly people will say, that of course, it isn’t any problem.
3. Try to fill your day with tasks, you need to do without anyone’s help
In my case, as much I have to do during my rough days, as worse I feel at the beginning. Let’s make it clear: not too many people like to work. Especially in this state of mind. But who said about work? Just plan your day, to make sure, that most of your “tasks” will make you happy. Do you have some hobby, which you haven’t spend time on for ages? Do this today! Your workload doesn’t allow you to spend as much time with your children as you wish? Take them for a walk! Any way, it is hard to react harshly to children (at least for me).
4. Exercise as much as you can
Exercising make us feel more happy. To be honest, I don’t know how exactly does it work, but it does. This is the most important thing! It release our mind from stress, let us forget about problems (at least for a while) and it is perfect alone-time. Even if someone insist to accompany you, he or she shouldn’t feel bad if you’ll put your headphones on (any way, it is hard to talk while running; but even if it is possible for you, you can always say, that it is easier for you, when music determine your rhythm). And do you know what? Even if it will not make you any better, you will be tired. After all, you can just take shower and simply go to bed. Your family and friends should understand that 😉
5. Just breath deeply
What if your schedule and responsibilities won’t allow you to do any of above? It seems, you are lost… Just kidding! Whenever someone or something will bring you to your patient’s limits (we all know, that during those days it isn’t very hard) just stop for a while, before you explode and breath deeply. This extra kick of oxygen will help you a bit. What’s more, short stop will give you an opportunity to beat your negative emotions and calm down.
These are all advises, which came into my mind. They helped me today a lot and I hope they will help you as well, whenever you need it. If you have any other ideas how to beat this bad mood, let me know in the comment section below. I will be happy to try them out.
By the way, process of writing this post made me feel much better and relaxed. This is a way to let the stress out, I’ve found on the internet today. And it seems to work for me too. So here is one extra idea for those, who has red till this moment: just write about something. It should give you a lot of peace of mind.
Any way, now I need to carry on with my university project (which is huge and deadline is on the beginning of January), so I wish you very productive day and I see you tomorrow in my programming post.
P.S. Today I haven’t prepared any photo, I hope you’ll forgive me.